Current Issues

At CUFI, we are focused on several key issues with the goal of defending Israel’s strength, security, and sovereignty.

Israel, UAE, US launch joint fund in Jerusalem during first state visit

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

10/20/2020 The US, Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced the establishment of a joint regional development fund based in Jerusalem during the first-ever visit of a government delegation from Abu Dhabi in Israel on Tuesday. The Abraham Fund – derived from the Abraham Accords, as the peace between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain … Read More

Iran expected to export weapons immediately as embargo ends

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

10/19/2020 US sanctions have crippled the Iranian economy, coupled with low oil prices and Tehran needs cash Iran expects to begin exporting arms immediately on the cessation of the weapons embargo placed upon it, the country’s Defense Minister Amir Hatami said. Despite vociferous US objections, the arms embargo placed on Iran as part of the … Read More

Israel formally signs peace agreement with Bahrain, as Netanyahu hints more countries may follow

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

10/19/2020 A formal peace agreement between Israel and Bahrain was signed on Sunday, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinting that further such agreements may be in the offing. The signing took place after a joint Israeli-American delegation, led by Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, arrived in Manama … Read More

UAE government ratifies historic peace treaty with Israel

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

10/19/2020 ‘The Cabinet expressed its confidence that the agreement will form a tributary of peace and stability’ Over a month after the ceremonious signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government ratified Monday the landmark peace treaty with Israel. In a tweet, the Emirati government announced that “the Council … Read More

First commercial Emirati flight lands in Tel Aviv

Monday, October 19, 2020

10/18/2020 A flight lauded as the first commercial shuttle from the United Arab Emirates to Israel landed at Ben-Gurion airport Monday morning, a hopeful fruit of the normalization agreement signed between the nations. Etihad Airways Flight EY9607 landed outside Tel Aviv just after 7 a.m. and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed for Abu Dhabi later … Read More

Israel, UAE to sign agreement for 28 weekly flights, ministry says

Sunday, October 18, 2020

10/18/2020  Israel and the United Arab Emirates will a sign a deal on Tuesday to allow 28 weekly commercial flights between Israel’s Ben Gurion airport, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Israel’s Transportation Ministry said on Sunday. The agreement, which also allows unlimited charter flights to a smaller airport in southern Israel and 10 weekly cargo flights, … Read More

Pompeo warns Iran against breaking embargo

Sunday, October 18, 2020

10/18/2020 Iran gloated Sunday that arms embargo placed on it as part of 2015 nuclear deal had been ‘terminated’ US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recalled Sunday that any arms sales to Iran would lead to sanctions, after Tehran’s earlier declaration claiming the UN embargo had been lifted. “The United States is ready to use its … Read More